Top
30
Doctor insights on: Fovea

Share
1

1
What is the fovea?

What is the fovea?

Central retina: The fovea is the dense collection of light receptive cells in the central portion of the retina which allows you to perceive fine details such as print, facial details and any thing small. ...Read more

2

2
What is the fovea centralis?

What is the fovea centralis?

Fovea: The macula is small central portion of the retina. The center of the macula is the fovea centralis, an area where all of the photoreceptors are cones; there are no rods in the fovea. The fovea is the point of sharpest, most acute visual acuity. This is where we are able to perceive color. Certain conditions can affect the macula and, in turn, one’s central vision. Macular degeneration is one. ...Read more

3

3
Does your fovea ever bother you?

Does your fovea ever bother you?

Fovea: The macula is small central portion of the retina. The center of the macula is the fovea centralis, an area where all of the photoreceptors are cones; there are no rods in the fovea. The fovea is the point of sharpest, most acute visual acuity. This is where we are able to perceive color. Certain conditions can affect the macula and, in turn, one’s central vision. Macular degeneration is one. ...Read more

4

4
Why does the fovea centralis mean?

Why does the fovea centralis mean?

Central vision: This is the spot at the exact optical center of the retina which allows you to perceive fine detail for reading or face recognition for instance. Really an amazing dense concentration of light receptive elements. ...Read more

5

5
What property of the fovea centralis allows it to send very clear pictures to ourbrain?

What property of the fovea centralis allows it to send very clear pictures to ourbrain?

The macula FC is the: On the macula that allows us to see best because because of the topography of that area is devoid of large blood vessels and high density of cones and is a rod free area. It's a very specialized area of the eye. ...Read more

6

6
Sometimes after a hard work out I percieve a flashing radial pattern in my fovea. Should I be worried?

Sometimes after a hard work out I percieve a flashing radial pattern in my fovea. Should I be worried?

Vitreous or migraine: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes as it pulls on the retina. This is made worse when reading, looking side to side, basically with eye movement. Scintillations (flashes) occur with atypical migraine- with or without headache. ...Read more

7

7
Is fovea connected with retina?

Is fovea connected with retina?

Fovea is Central: The macula is the central part of the retina that gives us our ability to read and see detail. The very center region of the macula is called the fovea. It is responsible for our most acute vision. If it is injured or damaged we usually cannot read letters and images become distorted or "blocked." the fovea is the central retina, so yes it is connected. ...Read more

8

8
Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Anatomy: The fovea (1mm diameter) is the name for the central, most sensitive part of the macula (5mm diameter). The macula is the part of the retina involved in central vision including pattern recognition and color perception. ...Read more

9

9
Between the roles of the fovea and macula, which is most importnat?

Between the roles of the fovea and macula, which is most importnat?

One contains other: The fovea is the central point of the macula and contains the photoreceptors for you most acute central vision. They are both important, but the central fovea could be consider most important. ...Read more

10

10
Do you know are between the roles of the fovea and that of the macula?

Do you know are between the roles of the fovea and that of the macula?

Subset: These are two overlapping anatomical regions of the retina. The macula is the whole portion of the retina containing the fine detailed receptive cells and is surrounded by a net of capillary vessels. The fovea is in the very center and is the site of the finest detailed vision. It is avascular and has no interior blood vessels. ...Read more

12

12
Is it true that the developing of the fovea increases when you wear softcontactlenses and have nystagmus and albism? Its about a 2 year old child.

Is it true that the developing of the fovea increases when you wear softcontactlenses and have nystagmus and albism? Its about a 2 year old child.

Soft contact lenses: Surely a two year old is not using contact lenses!!
I have been through this problem - broke five pair of glasses art age 6! Still wearing glasses at age 71. ...Read more

13

13
What is cornea, fovea, macula?

What is cornea, fovea, macula?

Eye parts: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which focus light and allows it to enter the eye. Contact lenses rest on the cornea. The macular is the central retinal area of sharper vision and the fovea is the very center of the macula with the sharpest of all vision. ...Read more

14

14
What causes damage to the fovea of an eye?

What causes damage to the fovea of an eye?

A few things: The fovea is the central portion of the retina which receives all the fine detailed images such as reading or face recognition. It can be damaged by many things including retinal detachment, inherited retinal degeneration, inflammation of the eye, diabetes, albinism, laser light exposure, macular degeneration, drusen deposits, drug toxicity and a number of other things. ...Read more

15

15
Why is the fovea centralis different from the rest of the retina?

Central vision: This part of the central retina is uniquely evolved to maximize central visual acuity for tasks like reading and recognizing people's faces. It does not help us with peripheral vision as the peripheral retina does. ...Read more

16

16
What happens if the yellow spot (fovea) is where images are focused & that it has no rods at all, how does one see in dark?

What happens if the yellow spot (fovea) is where images are focused & that it has no rods at all, how does one see in dark?

Rods: Are located outside of the fovea and increase as you move away from it. The rod vision is not as good as the cone vision which is why you don't see as well in low light than in bright light. ...Read more

18

18
Damage to the fovea of an eye, what to do?

Damage to the fovea of an eye, what to do?

What happened: The fovea can b e damaged by laser light, blows to the eye, internal infections, diabetes, vascular occlusions and some inherited disorders. The treatment if possible depends upon the type of damage. Check with your ophthalmologist to see which caused yours and what can be done. ...Read more

19

19
What number of cones are present in the fovea of human eye?

What number of cones are present in the fovea of human eye?

About 5 million: I'm impressed that you know about retinal cones. The average number is about 5 million but up 6 million have been reported. As you probably know cones are for day vision and rods for night vision. The cones are clustered in the fovea so at night you see better looking a little off center. ...Read more

20

20
Damage to the fovea of the eye would interfere with what?

Damage to the fovea of the eye would interfere with what?

Central vision: The fovea is the site of the most critical vision such as reading and facial recognition. If the fovea is damaged this function will diminish proportional to the damage. The other eye will compensate mostly unless it too is damaged. ...Read more

23

23
The photosensitive cells (rods and cones) in the retina are most densely packed in the fovea. What is a fovea?

Central visual pit: The fovea is an anatomical pit in the center of the macular area at the back of the eye. It is a densely packed net of cones and is the part of the retina which sees the finest detail and much of the color. It is easily seen as a depression in retinal scans and as a sharp highlight with the ophthalmoscope. Be thankful for yours as it is why you can read this message. ...Read more

24

24
How does the eye direct light onto the fovea centralis?

How does the eye direct light onto the fovea centralis?

Cornea and Lens: Both these structures bend the light so that it focuses the light ideally on the fovea. Glasses are used to help get the light perfectly focused on the fovea if the cornea and lens don't naturally. ...Read more

25

25
Is fovea centralis one of the important parts of the eye?

Fovea: The macula is small central portion of the retina. The center of the macula is the fovea centralis, an area where all of the photoreceptors are cones; there are no rods in the fovea. The fovea is the point of sharpest, most acute visual acuity. This is where we are able to perceive color. Certain conditions can affect the macula and, in turn, one’s central vision. Macular degeneration is one. ...Read more

26

26
On the retina there is an oval, yellowish area with a depression? Fovea?

Not really: This is a normal eye area that carries 50%of the nerve impute fron your eye to your brain ...Read more

27

27
Could cone cells migrate from fovea toward peripheral areas of the retina and vice versa in human eyes?

Could cone cells migrate from fovea toward peripheral areas of the retina and vice versa in human eyes?

No: The light receptive rods and cones are locked in place during development. They cannot migrate once development has occurred. ...Read more

28

28
Damage to the fovea of the eye would interfere with what ability?

Central vision: The fovea of the eye is the area of the retina which is resposible for providing the best central vision. In general if the fovea is damaged or destroyed, the resulting vision is 20/200 or worse which is legal blindness. ...Read more

29

29
Can damage to the fovea of the eye interfere with certain abilities?

Of course: If the damage is sufficient to lower the vision than activities requiring fine detailed vision, stereovision and some colored vision can be affected. The extent of dysfunction will depend upon the size of the fovea damage and the depth of the insult to the fovea. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook